Journal article

Prevalence of chronic periodontitis in an obese population: a preliminary study

Shahrukh Khan, Roslan Saub, Rathna Devi Vaithilingam, Syarida Hasnur Safii, Shireene Rathna Vethakkan, Nor Adinar Baharuddin

BMC Oral Health | BMC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chronic periodontitis (CP) is a global public health issue. Studies have suggested CP could be linked to obesity due to their similar pathophysiological pathway. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of CP and to assess the predictors for CP among the obese Malaysian population. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study on obese participants. Obesity is defined as an individual who has Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 27.5 kg/m(2). A convenience sampling method was used. A total of 165 paricipants were recruited. This study involved answering questionnaires, obtaining biometric and clinical measurements of Visible plaque index (VPI), Gingival bleeding index (GBI), Probing po..

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